Monday, 18 June 2012

Healthy date flapjacks

So this is a recipe my mum has been making for years and I love it!

200g Dates
1 cup oil (vegetable or sunflower)
1 cup concentrated apple juice- we get this from a local health shop and it's like a syrup consistency
1 cup water
8 cups oats

Firstly cover the dates in a small pan with water. Allow to boil until all water has adsorbed and dates are soft.
Next, add the oil, concentrated apple juice and water to a pan and boil.
Take off the heat and add the oats gradually, stirring well.
Line and grease a rectangular tin and add half the flapjack mixture. Smooth out with your hands so it's level and in all the corners!
Then layer on the dates with a spoon, spreading equally.
Finally add the second half of the flapjack mixture and level out.
Place in a preheated oven at 190°C for 35 minutes until golden brown.

Done! The flapjack has a lovely squidgy texture and is very tasty. I actually used concentrated apple & blackcurrant juice this time and it worked just as well. You could also miss out the layer of dates but I think it adds extra yummyness!

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